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Can Unen

StaffVoting MemberSenior Manager, Community And Partnerships - Asia Pacific Hub


Can is the Senior Manager for Community and Partnerships for the Asia-Pacific Regional Hub. Based in Turkey, he got his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and his Ph.D. in Geomatics from Istanbul Technical University, specializing in GIS-based applications in disaster management and seismic loss assessment. He also spent time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as a visiting researcher at the Mid-America Earthquake Center during 2008 and 2009.

He was first introduced to OpenStreetMap in 2012 as a side interest along with his main studies. All things OSM have become a priority and a driving force for him since.

He has worked as an assistant professor in various civil engineering departments within Turkey since 2013, incorporating open geospatial tools and OpenStreetMap into courses such as Surveying, GIS, and Introduction to Geomatics.

Having a moth-flame relationship with humanitarian open mapping, he formerly managed two field projects conducted by HOT between 2018 and 2021.


Second Call for applications for Asia-Pacific University Students Clubs Sponsorship!

Applications for Asia-Pacific University Students Clubs Sponsorship are open again!

7 November, 2022

Open Mapping Hub-Asia Pacific Student Clubs Sponsorship Call

Applications for Asia-Pacific University Students Clubs Sponsorship are Open! Dates: 5 August - 26 August 2022

5 August, 2022

Supporting Istanbul’s Open Data Efforts

BİMTAŞ A.Ş. and HOT partner Yer Çizenler are working together to put the Istanbul Planning Agency campus on OpenStreetMap.

28 September, 2020